By Kristine Moncada
There is a lot of “buzz” about bee lawns lately, especially with the new law that Minnesota recently passed that will provide grants for homeowners to provide bee habitat. In fact, recent research from graduate student James Wolfin shows that homeowners can still have a lawn while also providing nectar forage for native pollinators.
There is a great opportunity coming up to learn concrete ways to support bee pollinators in your yard. The University of Minnesota in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, with funding from the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund, will be holding a Flowering Bee Lawn Field Day Open House.
Come see an established bee lawn in a Minneapolis park and learn:
- How to install a bee lawn
- Which flowering plants can be used
- How to maintain a bee lawn
- What kind of bee diversity to expect
- 3:00 – 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 31, 2019
- Audubon Park, 1320 29th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55418
- Eventbrite link (there is no need to RSVP; join anytime between 3:00 and 5:00pm)
Do you plan or manage parks, golf courses, or other turf areas? We are also holding a Land Manager Flowering Bee Lawn field day, an RSVP-only event. For more details, please visit the Eventbrite link. If you are not affiliated with a land managing entity or business, please join us for the open house event open to the public that we describe above.